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MLB players say pay shouldn't be cut if empty ballparks

NEW YORK—Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that the union would have to agree to lower salaries if games are played without fans.

Manfred 'to turn over every stone' for MLB season

NEW YORK—Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball to be in position to take the field whenever government and health officials give the go-ahead.

“I think it's incumbent upon us to turn over every stone to try to play the game in 2020 if there's any way we can in the environment,” the baseball commissioner said yesterday during an interview with The Associated Press.

Red Sox win another World Series crown

LOS ANGELES—Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California—and even outside Fenway Park back home.

The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.

A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savour from start to finish.